Toronto Is Getting A Mermaid School

Life under the sea comes to a local pool

This summer a Mermaid school will open in Toronto after the much-hyped Aquasirene opening in Montreal.

Marielle Chartier Hénault, founder of the school, opened the Montreal project in January, and she said that she always intended to cross to Toronto after the first location was settled.

“What is a mermaid school” you ask? Swimming classes happen in full fins and mermaid attire, adding a playful feel to traditional lessons in the pool. Staff are generally trained lifeguards, synchronized swimming instructors, and aqua fitness trainers.

The Montreal school runs at roughly 10 pools, but so far only one will offer it in Toronto:
Jimmie Simpson‘s Mermaid classes begin July 5.